Information Delivery and Display for Shared Awareness in the Net Centric Battlespace

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: 05SB2-0109
Amount: $98,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: SB052-009
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
454 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 128516114
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Griffith
 Founder & CTO
 (570) 329-0251
 griffith@discoverymachine.com
Business Contact
 Howard Lewis
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (919) 819-4310
Email: hlewis@discoverymachine.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FORCEnet has provided the Navy with unprecedented connectivity, allowing vast amounts of information to flow through the battlespace. This information, however, must be directed and culled in order to be useful. Formalization of best practices is needed in order to leverage the information quickly and effectively. Here we propose to apply The Discovery MachineT (TDM) and its associated methodology, The Discovery Machine Methodology (TDMM) to capture, formalize, and operationalize the best practices employed by naval personnel in the filtering and dissemination of information across a network centric battlespace. Our proposed solution considers information delivery and awareness as decision support issues, rather than communication issues, and as such focuses on the capture of decision making knowledge from naval experts as crucial to solving information awareness problems. An opportunity exists to address the issues of information delivery and collaboration. By allowing decision makers to more directly affect the development of the tools that they themselves use. We provide an environment that enables experts to define their own information retrieval systems based on their best practices. This same application development environment also facilitates the collaboration between users by enabling the design of custom communications tools.

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